Brewed by Novoměstský Pivovar
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Prague, Czech Republic


on tap


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2006
Hazy yellow/apricot color, small white head. Bready and a bit fruity aroma. Quite nice hoppy grassy flavor and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Draught at the pub. Big creamy white head, hazy golden. Sweet hoppy floral, medium body, taste has sweet floral hoppiness. Dry finish. Light and refreshing, but didn’t really do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 First rating
Draught at the brewpub in May 2006.
Shady yellow color, white head. Yeasty scent. Refreshing taste.

(Draught at the brewpub in Prague on June 24, 2008)
Named "Novomestsky Kvasnicovy Lezak Svetly
Shady copper color, big creamy white head. Yeasty, bready, malty sweet scent, also hoppy. Hoppy bitter and malty sweet refreshing taste. Medium a bit spritzy mouthfeel. Herbal bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Tap brewpub. Cloudy gold with thick creamy top. Faint hoppy nose with light malty character. Very soft, velvety I would say. Not to sweet. Creamy yet very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17351) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
On tap at the brew pub. Hazy golden colour with thin white head. Unfiltered and unpasteurised. Quite a yeasty hoppy svetle which I like. Not overly carbonated, has good flavours, light and very drinkable. Hops are crisp and biting on the end. Best of the blonds I had in Prague

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2006
Big, creamy white head over hazy orange body with ongoing carbonation. Aroma of faintly sweetish citric malts. Taste is again citric malts with yeast notes, some resin, and softly bitter aftertaste. Nice, easily drinkable. (On tap.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10186) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2006
On tap (Novom. pivovar): Hazy, golden with an orangey tinge; sweetish pale-malty aroma with a good dash of aromatic hoppiness; mild, bitter flavour, a bit (yeasty +) tart; short, bitter-sweet finish. Not bad, not very impressive.............

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2005
on tap at the brew house. Pours a cloudy orange with a tall white head. Kinda earthy hops in the nose and flavor with a little spiciness from the hops in the finish. Medium body with a very light malt start and bitter finish. Nice and refreshing beer, but the tmavy was better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 First tap experience at the brewpub, in 2005:

The Lure:
Great head and lacing protecting the herbal and spicy Saaz decorations. Oranges and feathery caramel underneath the projected dryness.

The Festivities:
Model herbal hops and their flavorful bitterness roam in a svelte body made for quenching. A little watery at times, but a beer so light can’t have that much body anyway. All perceived in the aroma reappears nicely, as the pint is quickly downed. 3.5/5

Laughing and bathing in street fountains.

Second tap experience, in 2008:
The hops appeared not as fresh this time around and the yeast presence was rather boring. I know this is a very light Svetlé, but there are so many better ones around the country that this one lost most of its charm to me. 3.0/5

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2005
On tap at the restaurant. Pale yellow and thin white head. Easy to drink, but watery in general. Very plain flavor that is short-lived. Their dark beer isn’t much better, and the food costs twice what you’d pay in any other pub in the city. A complete tourist trap.

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